South Union Township, Pennsylvania

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South Union Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 11,337 at the 2000 census.

Villages within the township include Hopwood, Hatfield, Hutchinson, Chadville, South Uniontown, Leith, and Revere.

South Union Township contains the larger two of the three Uniontown area shopping districts. The largest, centered around the Uniontown Mall, is located just outside the Uniontown city limits. Another important shopping area is called Walnut Hill and is located in Hatfield. The Laurel Highlands School District serves this township.



South Union Township was formed from Union Township in 1851.

Union Township was created in 1783, one of Fayette County's original townships. The borough of Uniontown was taken from it in 1796, and a part of Wharton Township was added to it in 1802. In 1851 Union Township was split along the National Road into North Union and South Union townships.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.8 square miles (43.4 km²), of which, 16.7 square miles (43.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.24%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,337 people, 4,563 households, and 3,194 families residing in the township. The population density was 677.4 people per square mile (261.5/km²). There were 4,795 housing units at an average density of 286.5/sq mi (110.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.89% White, 3.27% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 4,563 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.93.

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